Art Center Happenings

Linda Tullis
Executive Director

WinterSongs 2016

The Lewistown Art Center is so appreciative for the donors, volunteers and musical talent that made WinterSongs 2016 such a memorable, magical evening. This year’s event at Jack’s Hangar featured the musical stylings of many of Lewistown’s best performers, led by Dave Rummans. This year’s auction had great getaways and delicious cakes, and the mood was festive, merry and bright.


Quilting workshop

Join us on Jan. 28 and 29 for a quilting workshop with Master Quilter Gerri Campbell. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, find new inspiration and ask questions of a quilting expert.

These classes are for both beginners and advanced quilters. Contact the Art Center for more information.


In the Wilkins Gallery

“Capturing the Big Sky” is an exhibition of paintings by Helena artist Carol Novotne. Novotne is a master in her craft of interpreting a landscape with paint. Combined with her affection of Montana, this is a show that brings one of the best representations of art and connection with the beauty of our environment. These paintings are beautiful and intricate, reminding viewers of the many faces of the Montana landscape.

We thank Dave Sather for sponsoring this show.


Fiber arts show in January

The Lewistown Art Center invites all fiber artists from around the state to enter their works in The Montana Winter Fair’s Fiber Arts exhibition this January. This exciting and growing show combines the tradition of the past with contemporary styles and techniques of quilting, weaving, embroidery, spinning, and more.

Fiber arts never disappoint with bringing together entries from a variety of artists and crafts people with a gift for the senses of gorgeous color palettes, luscious textures, and innovative designs in pattern. Submit your entries by Jan. 14 for what promises to be an innovative and exciting display of an age-old art form.


Kyrgyzstan felted art trunk show, Winter Fair

In addition to this great collection of quilts and fiber art for the Winter Fair, we are welcoming back Paula Halvorson from Helena, with her collection of felted artwork from women artisans of Kyrgyzstan. Paula’s first trip to Kyrgyzstan introduced her to a family-run, horse trekking company on the edge of the Tien Shan Mountains. After a week in the backcountry on horseback, she took off cross-country with her guide in search of the women who were still making traditional felted shyrdaks in the shepherding communities in the mountains. This adventure eventually resulted in a collaborative business in the United States, where Paula can market the time-honored fiber crafts of these creative, hardworking artists.

A portion of each sale is returned to these women to help to sustain this growing artistic industry. The artistry of each piece of wearable art and décor is exquisitely made and very stylish. And they are very practical, too, for our cold winters.

Come experience a unique and cultural collection of hats, mittens, home-goods and more.


Ken Edwards pottery studio

Our ceramic and pottery studio is up and running. Take a break from family and washing dishes to enjoy a quiet and stocked workspace where you can make some dishes instead. We have clay, glazes, electric wheels, kilns and volunteers to get you started.


What is your favorite part of the Fair?